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Abortion Onscreen database

Use the filters below to search our database of abortion portrayals in film and television. Once you've made your selections, click "apply" to apply your search criteria. To clear your selections and view all listings, simply hit "reset." This database is a project of ANSIRH’s Abortion Onscreen program, and aims to include all American film and television depictions in which a character obtained an abortion (or disclosed that they had had one in the past). Plotlines in which a character considers but does not have an abortion (i.e., because they decide to continue the pregnancy, or because they have a miscarriage before getting an abortion) are not included in these results; however, we have tracked them. If you are doing an analysis and want to include considerations, please contact us for a relevant list. We are constantly updating the database to include new plotlines and more detail on old plotlines. If you have anything to add, please contact us! We’re also interested in how people use the database, so if you use this tool in some way, please email us letting us know what you did with it.
For TV, search on the program name rather than the title of a specific episode
For examples: past abortion, provider violence, medication abortion
If available, specific locations (e.g., states, countries) are listed in the search results
Format: 2020
Format: 2020
Titlesort ascending Episode(s) Release date Type Genre Outcomes Legality Setting
You're the Worst Born Dead Sep 23, 2015 TV
  • Comedy-drama
None Legal US
You're the Worst Talking to Me, Talking to Me Nov 2, 2016 TV
  • Comedy-drama
None Legal US
You Can Count on Me Dec 22, 2000 Film
  • Drama
Legal US
Workin' Moms Workin' Moms Bare, Bye Bye Kate, Merde Feb 22, 2019 TV
  • Comedy
None Legal Non-US
Wild at Heart Aug 17, 1990 Film
  • Crime
  • Romance
None Legal US
Wild Dec 19, 2014 Film
  • Adventure
  • Drama
None Legal US
Wilbur Falls Jul 24, 1998 Film
  • Comedy
  • Drama
None Legal US
White Slaves of Chinatown May 29, 1964 Film
  • Crime
  • Drama
Death Illegal US
Where Are My Children? May 1, 1916 Film
  • Drama
Adverse physical outcome, Death Illegal US
What Goes Up May 29, 2009 Film
  • Drama
None Legal US
Weeds Weeds Mrs. Botwin's Neighborhood Sep 11, 2006 TV
  • Comedy
  • Crime
  • Drama
Legal US
Weeds Van Nuys Jul 7, 2009 TV
  • Drama
US
Waterland Oct 30, 1992 Film
  • Drama
  • Mystery
Adverse physical outcome Illegal Non-US
Voiceless Oct 7, 2016 Film
  • Drama
  • Thriller
Legal US
Vida Vida Episode 21 May 24, 2020 TV
  • Drama
None Legal US
Veronica Mars There's Got to Be a Morning After Pill Feb 7, 2007 TV
  • Drama
  • Mystery
  • Young Adult
Adverse physical outcome Legal US
Vera Drake Oct 22, 2004 Film
  • Drama
  • Historical
Adverse physical outcome Illegal Non-US
Venus Dec 21, 2006 Film
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Romance
None Legal Non-US
Veep Veep Iowa, Discovery Weekend, Pledge Apr 14, 2019 TV
  • Comedy
None Legal US
Veep Justice May 7, 2017 TV
  • Comedy
None Legal US

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